When my son was 7 years old, we bought him a Daisy Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. My husband and I were both pretty pumped about giving it to him. And just like in the movie A Christmas Story, in which the main character famously gets his very own, long-wished-for Red Ryder, my husband hid the gun behind a piece of furniture in the family room. He then casually mentioned it when all the other presents from under the tree had been opened.
This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.usconcealedcarry.com/blog/kids-guns-theres-no-magic-age-for-learning/